I wonder, what these girls are doing in this picture.
I know, that girls started shaving their legs at that time.
During the Second World War the American concern “Du Pont”, that had made women happy in 1939 by the invention of nylon stockings, stopped producing them in 1942. The production capacity that had been built up to produce nylon stockings, or just “nylons” for American women, was taken over to manufacture vast numbers of parachutes for fliers and paratroopers. Stockings became a luxury for most women, because price of a pair of stockings cost up to 20 dollars at the black market. So women had to paint their legs to create an illusion of stockings. .